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IN BRIEF North Bay Tribe Fundraiser CHIPLEY â€” The North Bay Tribe will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the tribal grounds. All proceeds will go to the clan building fund. The tribal grounds are located at 1560 Lonnie Road, about five miles South of Chipley.
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Prom and Bridal Expo CHIPLEY â€” The Chipley Womenâ€™s Club will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Washington County Ag Center. Admission is free. Booths will be filled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, florists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJâ€™s, musicians and much more. Prom dresses, mother-of-the-bride apparel and all the
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Mormon missionaries currently serving Washington County include, from left, Elder Hill, Elder Wilcox, Sister Christopherson and Sister Krebs. The Washington County missionaries will be giving a talk at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Mormon church, located at 3080 Northride Lane in Bonifay. The service will be followed by a baptismal service at 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org CHIPLEY â€” Everyone is familiar with the sight of clean-cut young men in dress clothes, bicycling through the community. But not everyone is used to seeing young women in dresses on bicycles. â€œThe hardest part was learning how to ride a bicycle in a dress,â€? says Sister Christopherson, 19, a Wyoming native who has been called to Washington County to
serve part of her time as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. â€œOf course I rode a bike when I was younger, just not in a dress,â€? she adds, laughing. Christopherson is one of four young people presently living in Chipley as part of their missionary service to the Mormon church. The Mormon church is based on the revelations of Joseph Smith, who said the heavenly mes-
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OUT AND ABOUT The Washington County missionaries will be giving a talk at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Mormon church, located at 3080 Northride Lane in Bonifay. The service will be followed by a baptismal service at 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
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CARYVILLE â€” Caryville Town Attorney Lyndia Spears said the town council may remove grave markers, not bodies, if the city were not paid for burial plots. At the Dec. 10 LYNDIA Caryville SPEARS Town Council meeting where the town was advised to inform those who bury bodies in the Caryville Cemetery without authority would be requested to have the bodies removed by the Town of Caryville. â€œI was advising that they would send a letter that states that they should pay the bill or move the bodies,â€? said Spears. â€œThe only thing that the town would be physically removing would be the unpaid markers.â€? One case the town council members discussed involved a murder-suicide. The couple buried after the tragic incident last year brought up by Council member Jim Taylor is an
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CHIPLEY â€” Washington County employees are getting settled into their new offices in the County Annex building, and it looks like they will be at the annex for the foreseeable future. â€œI donâ€™t think we will be going back for at least a year,â€? said Chief Deputy Clerk Lora Bell. The courthouse closed its doors on Thursday, Dec. 19, and the county employees spent the rest of that week moving to the annex and setting up shop. On Dec. 12 during the Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board approved of County Coordinator David Corbin shutting down the courthouse and relocating the Clerk of Courtâ€™s office in the case that mold clean-up in the
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Signs in the Washington County Annex direct visitors to the newly relocated county officials housed in the annex. The offices were moved last Thursday and Friday from the court house due to mold and other issues with the structure. courthouse takes longer than a couple of days. County Attorney Jeff Goodman explained on Dec. 12 that during the process to repair damage to the Washington County Court-
house, mold was found in the basement, in the third floor and in air duct feeding to several rooms. â€œThe courthouse has already elected not to use the court rooms and the judges have already moved
to the courthouse annex,â€? said Goodman. â€œWeâ€™re doing this to see if we can get things resolved over the Christmas holiday, however I recommend that if it takes more than a few days that David have the authority to shut down and relocate the Clerk of Court and give a status report in January.â€? The county offices were open at their new location on Monday, but there was still a lot of unpacking and moving to do. The County Courthouse was shut down due to issues with mold, but the building was already having issues with flooding and pieces falling off. â€œWe were already having flooding issues, but the floods in July and August really escalated the problems,â€? Bell said. The records, which were stored in the basement of the courthouse, will have to be professionally cleaned before employees or the public can have access to them. â€œThey are off limits until they are cleaned,â€? she said. Circuit Court Judge Christopher
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Community EVENTS North Bay Tribe Fundraiser CHIPLEY — The North Bay Tribe will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the tribal grounds. All proceeds will go to the clan building fund. The tribal grounds are located at 1560 Lonnie Road, about five miles South of Chipley.
Sound of Music Auditions MARIANNA — Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for “The Sound of Music,” Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages first grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required. Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m. Call-back auditions are at 6 p.m., Jan. 7. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song “The Sound of Music.” Contact Charles Sirmon, 850-7182227; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harpist to Perform as part of Artist Series MARIANNA — The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, at 7 p.m., Jan. 16, in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta’s Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see.Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Tickets will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Office.
Prom and Bridal Expo CHIPLEY — The Chipley Women’s Club will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Washington County Ag Center. Admission is free. Booths will be filled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, florists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJ’s, musicians and much more. Prom dresses, mother-of-the-bride apparel and all the accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information call 260-5896.
Finch coming to Chipola for softball camp MARIANNA — Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball field, Jan. 25 and 26. The two day Chipola camp will include instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Registration fee is $250. Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-shirt, Personalized Softball and Certificate of Participation. For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-7182468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.
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New year offers fresh start I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season. I found myself caught up in the usual flurry of seasonal activity, including involvement with music at several different Christmas services. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t in much of a holiday mood when I arrived at the first service. Certain situations have arisen recently SHANNON that made this a SEYLER somewhat difficult Faithfully Yours season for me. But I showed up anyhow. I’m so glad I did. Upon arrival at the first service, people cheerfully wished me a merry Christmas. Honestly, I felt about as merry as a funeral procession, but my mood brightened with each successive service. Prior to the final service, I was almost beginning to feel something resembling the Christmas spirit. Still, something was missing. But when I faced the congregation to perform a solo, I was greeted by a sight that made me feel incredibly happy and blessed. I saw my husband. Because of his schedule, I wasn’t certain he’d make it for that particular service, but when I saw him sitting there, I knew all was well. Here was a gathering of peaceful souls celebrating not only the incarnation of Christ, but a sense of community. I felt so blessed that Randal and I were included in that community. Although it was cold and dark outside, it was warm and friendly inside those doors, which had been opened freely for all to enter. At one point, as people from all walks of life knelt to sing “Silent Night,” it seemed the song wasn’t merely contained within the church building, but was echoing throughout the entire world. That simple Christmas hymn is very powerful. It’s even been known to stop combat on battlefields. That night, it stopped the combat within my heart. The feelings of anxiety I’ve experienced lately began dissolving,
NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK: THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE While food banks and other community agencies often receive extra donations during the holidays, they also experience a massive strain on already overstretched budgets and resources. With so many people seeking assistance during the holidays, some organizations become nearly wiped out financially. Nonetheless, even after the budget has been exhausted, the need within the community continues. It’s not as if people stop being hungry or needing help after Christmas. So do a good deed and remember your favorite charity after the holiday season has ended. Charitable organizations need your help now more than ever. leaving me with a renewed sense of peace. When the next hymn, “Joy to the World,” began, I could truly sing it with joy. I sang it at the top of my voice, and with all my heart. Joy to the world, despite our fears, doubts, concerns, struggles, frailties and failures. Joy to the world for all our blessings, great and small. It’s hard to explain how my husband and I later ended up having Christmas dinner at a truck stop, but as we left, we clasped hands. While we walked across the parking lot to return home to the gifts awaiting us beneath our tree, I felt strains of “Joy to the World” echoing throughout my mind again. That humble dinner bonded us even further in mutual love and alliance. Although some trying circumstances have entered our lives, we’re experiencing true joy. We did, indeed, have a happy holiday season and a very merry Christmas. We hope that you did, as well. ••• And now, Christmas is over. So are most of the other winter holidays, with the exception of Kwanzaa. For many people, the season of frantic holiday shopping is finally finished, and the gifts have been opened. Except one. There’s one more gift coming, and this one’s for all of us. Everyone gets this gift regardless of income, age, gender, background, religion or location. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve been naughty or nice.
That’s because we all have the good fortune of claiming the gift of a new year. This magnificent gift isn’t just unwrapped on one single day, but throughout the entire year to come. Try reviewing the events of the past year. What were the bright spots? What victories did you have? What mistakes did you make? Take an honest look at the past year, both good and bad. With a new year on the horizon, there’s plenty of time to change circumstances you didn’t like about last year. Of course, some things can’t change, as much as we’d like them to. If the past year brought the loss of a loved one, nothing can be done to change that. However, you can change how you choose to react to it. Let’s improve our physical, emotional and spiritual health. Don’t make some half-hearted New Year’s resolution that will be broken within three weeks. Give the matter some careful thought, and develop a plan for real and lasting change. People concentrate so heavily on the December holidays that they often fail to teach young people how vitally important a new year can be. It tends to take a back seat to other holidays, but the beginning of a new year is a wondrous occasion. It’s a chance to make a fresh start. What new paths will you take in 2014? Whatever they are, and wherever they lead, I wish you peace and prosperity. Happy New Year!
Community CALENDAR SATURDAY
The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. – noon: Children’s education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.
8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville.
10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.
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Saturday, December 28, 2013
8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church
Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A
10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.
7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the first Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets first Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Library HOURS WAUSAU Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday: Closed
HOLMES COUNTY Monday: Closed Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed
WASHINGTON COUNTY Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Closed
VERNON Monday: Closed Tuesday-Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Closed
SUNNY HILLS Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday: Closed
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missionaries from page A1 sages were delivered to him in the 1830s. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church has more than 5 million members in the U.S. and over 14 million worldwide. As part of their tradition, the young missionaries use the designations “elder” or “sister” and forego first names while serving their terms and they typically will serve their mission in two or more locations. Young men will serve two year missions while young women will be called for 18 months, said Elder Hill, a 20-year-old Fort Worth, Texas native who quietly assumes the role of leader when the four missionaries gathered for an interview on Dec. 23. “All worthy young men and women are called to serve as missionaries,” Hill explained, adding that not all Mormon youth are called to serve missions, but many do. “The process begins with our Prophet praying and fasting over our names, and there are 80,000 missionaries around the world.” The young people attend a Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, for pre-mission training before being sent to a mission to serve — in this case, the Tallahassee, Florida Mission, where area Mormon missionaries are assigned. The MTC is adjacent to Brigham Young University, but the training is not an accredited course. Rather the goal of the training is preparation for proselytizing and training in proper conduct and scripture study. “Our Mission stretches from Tallahassee to Perry (Fla.) to Pascagoula (Miss.),” Hill said. Where the individual missionaries finally wind up is a decision made by the mission president. The president prays and fasts for guidance in making the assignments. Joining Hill and Christopherson in Chipley are Sister Krebs, 21, and Elder Wilcox, 19, both of Utah. None of the missionaries knew each other before arriving in Tallahassee for assignment. Mormon missionaries are recognizable from their professional attire and their bicycles. According to Wikipedia, missionaries
must remain in professional, conservative attire. For instance, a light colored suit is acceptable. They are also allowed to wear a sweater or suit vest over their dress shirt and are encouraged to wear brightly colored ties. Sister missionaries are required to wear skirts and dresses that cover their knees and are not required to wear skirts and dresses that are mid-calf length. Young women are encouraged to dress in bright colors and patterns, and they may wear appropriate jewelry and accessories. Sister missionaries may not wear slacks (outside of service activities or exercise) and must wear shirts that cover their entire shoulder. In some areas these standards are altered slightly according to the discretion of the mission president. For example, in hot, humid climates, such as Florida, suit coats are not required, and dress shirts may be short-sleeved. Casual clothes may be worn only in limited circumstances, such as when missionaries provide manual labor, exercise, or during preparation day — when the missionaries are involved in recreation, cleaning, shopping, and laundry. The missionaries are unpaid volunteers, said Krebs. The young Mormons engage in proselytizing, church service, humanitarian aid and community service as part of their time as missionaries. In fact, the missionaries are expected to pay their own expenses, and every missionary pays a set amount each month while serving, Hill said. “At one time, the costs varied based on where the mission was located,” Hill explained. However, that amount was eventually set at a constant amount to spread out the cost of mission service and to help make the mission experience more affordable for all missionaries. Of the four young missionaries in Chipley, Christopherson is the only one who spent part of her youth observing a different religious tradition. “My mother was a Methodist and she raised me in the Methodist Church, but my father was a member of this church,” Christopherson said. After her parents
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries Sister Krebs, from left, Sister Christopherson, Elder Hill and Elder Wilcox are residing in Chipley while they serve their mission to the Tallahassee district of the church. separated, Christopherson became more involved in the Mormon church with her father, who had been an inactive church member during his marriage. “The church brings a lot of comfort,” Christopherson said, including comforting her father after his divorce. Eventually, her father was able to baptize Christopherson and her little sister into the church. Hill explained that in the Mormon church, there are no ministers. All worthy young men over the age of 12 are members of the priesthood, and they can be ordained elders after age 18, usually after graduating from high school and before serving as missionaries. The Mormon priesthood finds its roots in the works of John the Baptist, Hill explained, and it was through Joseph Smith that the church was restored on the Earth. The Mormon church is organized in a hierarchical priesthood structure administered by men, according to Wikipedia. Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus leads the church through revelation and has chosen a single man, called “the Prophet” or president of the church as his spokesman on the earth. The current
president is Thomas S. Monson, Hill said. Once the missionaries complete their missions, they will return home and pursue their academic or professional careers. But for now, the four missionaries in Chipley are more focused on their mission. “It is our choice to put off school and donate our time to serving the Lord,” Hill said. “I know how much the Lord has changed my life, and I am happy to have the chance to share that experience with others.” “We get a lot of opportunities as missionaries to share the gospel,” Christopherson said. “I want people to know that this is the one true church that was started by Jesus Christ.” “We aren’t out to take away anything from people, but we want to add to what they already have,” Sister Krebbs said. “The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and it adds to what is in the Bible.” “We’ll talk to anyone, anywhere,” Elder Wilcox said. “We talk to people on the street, in their homes, and people ask us to come by and visit. We just want to share the gospel.”
caryville from page A1 in this case,” said Spears. “However, for others we can send out a letter saying that they pay the bill or they can have the body removed. If they still do not comply then the city will take le-
gal action if not removed.” Family members of the deceased have contended that the city has been paid for the burial plot, however. At the Dec. 10 meeting, Coun-
brief from page A1 accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information call 260-5896.
Chipley plans baseball, softball sign-up CHIPLEY — The City of Chipley is now holding Baseball and Softball Signups. Parents may sign their children up at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To play TBall children must be between the ages of 4 and 6 years old as of May 1, 2014. T-Ball is open to boys and girls and the cost will be $42 before Jan. 17 and $47 after Jan. 17. Dixie
Youth is open to boys ages 7 to 12 as on May 1, 2014. Dixie Boys is open to boys ages 13 to 14 as of May 1, 2014. Dixie Girls is open to girls ages 7 to 14 as of Jan. 1, 2014. All Dixie league team registration will cost $42 before Jan. 17 and $51 after Jan. 17. Player evaluations will be held on Jan. 13, 14 and 16. Evaluations will be for 7 years old and up. Evaluations are not mandatory; every child who registers on time will be placed on a team. Parents should call Pals Park at 638-6348 on Jan. 10 and listen to the pre-recorded message to find out if and when the evaluations will take place. For more information call Guy Lane at 638-6348 or 658-2773 or email him at email@example.com.
courthouse from page A1 Patterson has moved his office to the annex as well, while County Judge Colby Peel has moved to the Sheriff ’s Office, Bell said. The county probation office is now located at the county jail. Corbin said the move has gone smoothly and the county employees are working toward getting everyone situated. The annex also has added some locked doors and the courthouse bailiff will be on hand at the annex for added security. Court will be held in the courtroom annex at the old courthouse location, and possibly in the Commission Board Room at the annex if there is a conflict in scheduling, Bell said. She added that the county will have to find a storage location for county records. Randal Seyler | The News
The hallway at the Washington County Annex is cluttered on Monday as employees work to get settled into their new offices. County officials say the do not expect to return to the courthouse for at least a year.
cilman Jim Taylor also informed the council that there were several unpaid markers at the cemetery. “They had no right to mark their plot without paying and we
need to let them know that we’re taking it up until they pay,” said Spears on Dec. 10. “You’ll wind up not having a plot for the people of this town because of people taking advantage of the system.”
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exception, explained Spears. “Due to the unusual circumstances of their demise, the town had agreed to allow them to be buried in the cemetery so there is nothing we can really do legally
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1-3498 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 67-2012-CA-57 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsSIDNEY J. ROCHE, JR.; and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SIDNEY J. ROCHE, JR. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell the property situate in Washington County, Florida, described as: SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF FOR ALL PURPOSES. Parcel 1: The West 8 acres of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West. Parcel 2: The East 35 feet, LESS AND EXCEPT the South 125 feet there of, of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Parcel 3: The North 380 feet LESS AND EXCEPT that portion owned by Sidney J. Roche, Jr. lying in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, lying in and being in Washington County, Florida. Easement: Begin at the SE corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, Washington County, Florida, thence run West 35 feet, thence run North 125 feet, thence run East 35 feet; thence run South 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 5: The SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, Washington County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT: A lot in the Northwest Corner known as the Potter Graveyard and better described as: A parcel of land bounded by beginning at the NW corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 14 West and running thence South
200 feet, thence East 200 feet, thence North 200 feet, thence West 200 feet to the Point of Beginning. (Also known as Potter Family Cemetery). Parcel 6: The NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4of Section 20, Township2 North, Range 14 West lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Parcel #7: The West fifty-five (55) feet of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section Twenty-One (21), Township two (2) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Restriction: No Towers or like structures shall be erected on this property without written consent of grantor. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, The Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on January 8, 2014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 28 day of October, 2013. Linda Cook Clerk of Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. As published in the Washington County News on December 28, 2013 and January 1, 2014. 12-3419 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is Hereby Given that THOMAS M RODGERS, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Certificate Number: 1368 Year of Issuance: 2007 Parcel ID #: 01-0131-0014 Description of Property: LOT 14 BLOCK 131 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 pg 9-27 Assessed to: ANITA SHAFRAN as
TRUSTEE of the ANITA SHAFRAN FAMILY TRUST All said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January 08, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 2nd, day of December, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By: Trudee Wills Deputy Clerk December 07, 14, 21, and 28, 2013 12-3495 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 67-2012-CA-000391 JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. BAKER, et al., Defendants. ORDER ON MOTION TO RESET FORECLOSURE SALE DATE THIS CAUSE, having come before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale Date, and the Court being fully advised in the premises, it is hereby: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that: 1. Plaintiff’s Motion to Reset Sale is hereby GRANTED. 2. The Foreclosure Sale is reset for January 29, 2014 at 11:00 A in FRONT STEPS OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1293 JACKSON AVENUE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. DONE AND ORDERS in Chambers at Chipley, Washington County, Florida, this 9 day of December, 2013. Christopher Patterson Circuit Judge. As published in the Washington County News on December 21, 2013 and December 28, 2013.
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Immediate Case Manager Position available at Holmes Council on Aging, Inc. Requirements are: (1) Case Managers with the following qualifications shall also have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience: I. Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, gerontology or a related social services field II. Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the state III. Bachelor’s degree in a field other than social science (2) Case Mangers with the following qualifications shall also have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience. I. Licensed Practical Nurse, licensed to practice in the state (3) Case Managers with out the aforementioned qualifications may substitute professional human service experience may substitute on a year for year for the educational requirement. Case Managers without a bachelor’s degree shall have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience. Please apply in person at Holmes Council on Aging, Inc. 210 West Kansas Ave Bonifay, Florida.
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